Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 222. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of A Pashto-Persian dictionary

Flyleaf before text, recto: A Dicty of the Pushtoo language as spoken by the Afghans July 2, 1831. Penultimate flyleaf, verso: Similar note, with date and the addition 'Presented by Chas Elliott Esq In the list of donors in Morley's handwritten Charles Elliott Esq comes next to E. Elliott, who is given as the donor of this MS. The note on the MS suggests this may be a mistake. On the other hand the note itself could be wrong and E. Elliott a relation of Charles who presented the MS to the Society. Headings and punctuation in red. Has an introduction (6 folios) discussing Afghan subdivisions and the phonetics and grammar of Pashto.

Incipit: مقدمه در قاعده زبان افغانی باید دانست که افغانان دو فرقه اند و دو زبان فریقین فرق است یکی را بر پشتون نامند...آغاز بیان لغات پشتون و تححر معنی آن در فارسی
Language(s): Persian and Pashto


Storey, iii, p. 119. No other MS noted by Storey. This MS is not listed in the MacKenzie's "Catalogue of Pashto manuscript in the British Isles"

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 181
Dimensions (leaf): 11.5 × 7.5. in.


17 lines on a page




Twentieth-century English half-leather and marbled paper binding.


Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: E. Elliott.


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